Barkha Dutt is Consulting Editor with NDTV, India's premier news network. She is one of India's best-known journalists and the youngest to receive 'Padma Shri', one of India's highest State honours. She emerged as a household name with her frontline war reporting on the Kargil conflict between India and Pakistan in 1999. In her twenty-year career, she has reported from several conflict zones, including Kashmir, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq cementing her reputation as a fearless journalist who reports from some of the most dangerous places in the world. In the last one year, Barkha Dutt has interviewed Nobel laureates Al Gore, KailashSatyarthi and MalalaYousafzai, and many renowned global personalities.
Barkha is the host of the weekly, award-winning talk-show We The People as well as the daily prime-time show The Buck Stops Here.
She has just turned entrepreneur with her own multimedia content company
She has won over forty national and international awards for journalism including the Global Leader for Tomorrow award at the World Economic Forum, Commonwealth Broadcasters' Award for 'Journalist of the Year' and the Asian Television Award for 'Best Talk Show'. In 2012, she won 'International TV Personality of the Year' at the Association for International Broadcasting Awards in London and 'Best Current Affairs Presenter' at Asian Television Awards in Singapore. In 2014, her interview with MalalaYousafzai won the Asian Television Award for 'Best Talk Show' and Barkha was “highly commended" in 'Best Current Affairs Presenter' category. Last year, she also won News Television Award for Best TV News Anchor (English) for a second year in a row. She has also bagged Indian Television Academy award for Best Talk Show for five consecutive years. This year, her weekly show We The People won the ENBA Award for 'Best Talk Show'.
Barkha is active on Twitter (@BDUTT) where she is followed by over 2 million people.
A graduate in commerce from the University of Delhi and wasting enough time with a few small but good management courses, I joined the legendry booksellers – BAHRISONS at Khan Market, New Delhi. After having worked with the bookstore for 20 odd years under the tutorship of my father Balraj Bahri, I looked at other avenues in the book trade and added a small publishing division (Tara-India Research Press) to the existing line of business as a bookseller. And finally, seven years ago added a new platform that gave voice and opportunity to the young and talented writers in India to showcase their talent across the globe – thus in the year 2009 was born the RED INK LITERARY AGENCY at New Delhi, India.
With an all-round, 360 degrees experience as a Bookseller, Publisher and Literary Agent - I head the group of BAHRI. I am also the head of affairs at RED INK and the Principal Agent to Amish Tripathi (India’s biggest and most popular author), Shrabani Basu, MissMalini, Amarendra (Bob) Swarup, Megha Rao, Shobha Nihalani, and a few more in our small family of Red Ink authors.
I believe, there is no story that has not been written, but the love with which it is narrated makes all the difference.
A story ‘well told’ is what I am looking for and someday I hope to be your agent as well.
Geet is a Hindi poet and novelist. He has authored five books till now. In 2010, he published three of his books, two collections of novellas - Savant Aunty Ki Ladkiyan (Aunt Savant and Her Daughters) and Pink Slip Daddy, and a collection of poetry, Aalaap Mein Girah (The Knotted Preludes). He was awarded the Bharat Bhushan Agrawal Award for poetry in 2007. He is regarded as one of the major poets in contemporary literature by critics as well as by various periodicals and newspapers. He was termed one of the 'Ten Best Writers' of India by the English Daily Indian Express in 2011. His poems have been translated into eight languages. He has translated into Hindi the poems of Pablo Neruda, Lorca, Adunis, Czeslaw Milosz, Mahmoud Darwish, Adam Zagajewski, Bei Dao, Dunya Mikhail, Iman Mersal and Eduardo Chirinos.
He is currently working on his first full-length novel Ranikhet Xpress. He lives in Bhopal, India.
Priya began her career in journalism with The Indian Express. During this time she wrote a weekly column on Delhi called Delhi Upclose which was published the city section of the paper, Delhi Newsline. She worked at the academic publisher Routledge in London for two years before joining Roli Books ten years ago. In her time at Roli Books she has commissioned and edited both mass market successes such as Dongri to Dubai by Hussain Zaidi as well as award winning books such as Taj Mahal Foxtrot by Naresh Fernandes. Being a history student she enjoys digging around archives and would probably be working in a museum if the publishing bug had not caught her first. Her formative years were spent in the beautiful Garhwal hills in Mussoorie and perhaps this is why she prefers mountains to just about anywhere else.
Priya was educated at Woodstock School, Mussoorie, Royal Holloway, University of London and has a MSc from London School of Economics.
A writer, critic and translator, Radha Chakravarty has co-edited The Essential Tagore (Harvard and Visva Bharati), nominated Book of the Year 2011 by Martha Nussbaum, and edited Shades of Difference: Selected Writings of Rabindranath Tagore (Social Science Press, 2015). She is the author of Feminism and Contemporary Women Writers (Routledge, 2008) and Novelist Tagore: Modernity and Gender in Selected Texts (Routledge, 2013). Her translations of Tagore include Gora, Chokher Bali, Boyhood Days, Farewell Song: Shesher Kabita and The Land of Cards: Stories, Poems and Plays for Children. Other works in translation are Bankimchandra Chatterjee’s Kapalkundala, In the Name of the Mother by Mahasweta Devi, Vermillion Clouds: Stories by Bengali Women, and Crossings: Stories from Bangladesh and India. She has edited Bodymaps: Stories by South Asian Women and co-edited Writing Feminism: South Asian Voices and Writing Freedom: South Asian Voices. She was nominated for the Crossword Translation Award, 2004. She is Professor of Comparative Literature & Translation Studies at Ambedkar University Delhi.
MD & CEO of Futurebrands India Limited, Santosh is one of India's best-known social commentators. He is author of 'City City Bang Bang', a weekly column in The Times of India that looks at contemporary Indian society from an everyday vantage point. It covers issues big and small, tends where possible to avoid judgmental positions, and tries instead to understand what makes things the way they are.
He is the author of Mother Pious Lady - Making sense of Everyday India. The book is about a new India that is visibly emerging from within the folds of its many pasts. An IIM Ahmedabad post-graduate with 21 years of experience, he is former President of McCann-Erickson, India. He conducts workshops and seminars on a broad range of subjects in marketing for companies and educational institutions in India and abroad. He has addressed the global management boards of several multinationals including Hershey's, Microsoft, Philip's, Unilever, Coke and Reckitt Benckiser.
Singapore based journalist, writer, publisher and filmmaker Zafar Anjum currently works as the Asia Online Editor at Executive Networks Media, Singapore. He has been published in India, the US, the UK, Singapore and other countries. His most recent works include Iqbal: The Life of a Poet, Philosopher and Politician (Vintage Books/Random House India, 2014), The Resurgence of Satyam (Random House India, 2012), and The Singapore Decalogue: Episodes in the Life of a Foreign Talent (Red Wheelbarrow Books, 2012).
He also blogs, mentors budding writers and is editor of Kitaab.org, a literary website.